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Sat Jan 18, 2014, 03:10 PM

Ever since 911 it seems that a lot of Cops have taken on new persona...

That they are the last line of defense against Terrorism in our Country..

That they are to be feared,respected and deferred to at all times by everyone..

And it seems as though they act as if we donít employ them..

Am I alone on this line of thinking?

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Reply Ever since 911 it seems that a lot of Cops have taken on new persona... (Original post)
busterbrown Jan 2014 OP
valerief Jan 2014 #1
JaneyVee Jan 2014 #2
warrant46 Jan 2014 #3
Dawson Leery Jan 2014 #4
arely staircase Jan 2014 #5
busterbrown Jan 2014 #6
arely staircase Jan 2014 #7
Downwinder Jan 2014 #8
Historic NY Jan 2014 #9
oldhippie Jan 2014 #10

Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2014, 03:12 PM

1. They're the Soviet-era thug cops we heard about back in the 60s and 70s. nt

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2014, 03:14 PM

2. They give off that 'everyone's a suspect' vibe instead of that 'protect and serve' vibe

 

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2014, 03:24 PM

3. The Marine type high and tight haircuts are the tip off

And the references to "civilians"-- by the same wannabe ass kickers.

Many of them think they are fighting the Taliban

The "Real" Taliban would kick the Local Cops ass

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2014, 03:25 PM

4. The result of glorifying the uniform and authority after 9/11.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2014, 03:26 PM

5. they have always thought themselves thus. nt

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 18, 2014, 03:41 PM

6. Not so much, when I was a kid..

Ego filled, yes... But not like today..

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 18, 2014, 03:52 PM

7. they have entusiastically militarized themselves in the last decade or so

9/11 probably accelerated that but it didn't cause it.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2014, 04:31 PM

8. Think it started well before that.

I would date it to FBI training of local enforcement.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2014, 04:49 PM

9. Its more about work ethic, than anything else.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2014, 04:51 PM

10. Power corrupts .....

 

... and lack of consequences is no help, either.

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